News: McConnell-aligned super PACs Senate Leadership Fund and American Crossroads making $70 million combined ad buy for Georgia runoffs (on top of $9m in ads on air this week). Largest investment so far, runs through 1/5/21
With the new investment from SLF/Crossroads, the runoffs are already above $200 million in ad spending/reservations.

When all said and done, these races might both end up as among the most expensive of all time just in what is spent between 11/4 and 1/5.

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3 Oct
Tillis, who is up for reelection, held a debate with Democrat Cal Cunningham last night prior to receiving this positive test result
Cunningham on the news that Sen. Tillis has tested positive for Covid-19

Tillis' campaign manager says in a statement that they notified Cunningham and Spectrum (who hosted debate) after positive test results.

Shutting down campaign hq and halting in person events. Staffers quarantining and getting tests
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Des Moines Register Poll:

Greenfield 45
Ernst 42

(Largely unchanged from June, when it was Greenfield 46, Ernst 43)…
Ernst Image is even, 44/44 on favorability.

Greenfield slightly above water, 40/36. But 24% don't know her, lot of room for definition in closing weeks.
Greenfield's slim advantage is behind big lead with independent voters (47-32) and women voters (53-33).

Greenfield also pulling 10% of those who say they voted Trump in 2016, compared to 2% of Clinton voters for Ernst. Something to watch, whether electorate polarizes more
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Gideon 54
Collins 42

Graham 48
Harrison 48

McConnell 53
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Hagerty has gotten tested as well
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Kelly continues to have a major cash advantage in the race. $21.2 million compared to nearly $11 million for McSally
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NEW: Cory Gardner says an NRSC ad that went up last week attacking HIckenlooper should be pulled off air after he had a conversation with survivor of a 2017 home explosion, who called the ad "horrifying" and said it should be taken down.…
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The ad is run by NRSC IE, which cannot coordinate with campaigns.
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